Before We Begin-Here's a Mystery, What is it?
  • The ancient Egyptian would not be buried  without it.

  • The plot of The DaVinci Code relied heavily on it.

  • To this day the immortality of humans depends on it.

  • The first sailboat was made of it from stem to stern, including the sail and rigging.

  • The business of the Roman Senate came to a halt because of it.

  • If you see a standing column, you are looking at it.

  • The world’s first and second bestsellers were written on it.

  • It exhausted the famous explorer Dr. David Livingstone and brought on his death.

  • The Romans used it to fire their baths in Alexandria for many years.

Answer:  Papyrus 

Read all about it in:

The Plant That Changed The World - A Pegasus Book (out in June, 2014)